New post office to replace historic PO in Stamford CT

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After nearly two years without a permanent post office, downtown Stamford CT will finally have a new location next spring.  The Postal Service confirmed this week that it would open a new post office at 550 Summer St. to replace the historic post office it closed in 2013.  Read more.  

In Tieton WA, a campaign to create ‘the coolest post office in America’

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Some folks in Tieton, Washington, have started a fundraising campaign to create a mosaic facade that will resemble a giant postage stamp.  It will be mad out of 41,500 pieces of hand-cut glass tile.  The goal is to create “the coolest post office in America.”  Read more. Watch a video and a contribution to Kickstarter here.

USPS proposes demolition of historic Napa post office

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To the dismay of locals, the United States Postal Service in Washington, D.C. has proposed to demolish the Franklin Street post office building damaged by the Aug. 24 earthquake.  According to a June 26 letter from Daniel Delahaye, a federal preservation officer at the USPS, consultation on the demolition plan is “just commencing,” and residents are invited to share their … Read More

Napa post office, cracked by earthquake, tops threatened buildings list

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Fissured, battered and fenced off since the magnitude-6.0 quake of Aug. 24, the downtown Napa post office leads off the annual Ten Threatened Treasures, the list of at-risk properties released last week by the Napa County Landmarks group .A lack of clarity from the Postal Service about the building’s future – and a fear the agency may choose demolition as the easy … Read More

PRC dismisses appeal on relocation of North Platte PO; Goldway dissents

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The Postal Regulatory Commission has dismissed the appeal on the relocation of the post office in North Platte, Nebraska.  The Postal Service will now proceed to close the downtown post office and replace it with a counter in the carrier annex on the outskirts of town.  Commission Ruth Goldway issued a dissenting opinion, arguing that there was evidence that the … Read More

Postal unions write Congress opposing fast track trade agreement

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The national presidents of three postal unions have written a letter to members of the US House of Representatives about how fast fast-track trade legislation threatens the future of the US Postal service. The House will hold a final vote on the legislation this Friday, June 12th.  If you want to contact Congress on this issue, it must be done today, Thursday.  To … Read More